Most of the members of the VBF Board and VBA Board of Managers do not come from Windham County. As a member from Windham County, I have spoken as often as possible on behalf of the views and experiences of VBA members from the southern counties to help ensure that they are directly represented and understood. I believe that my advocacy as a Bar Manager has already encouraged a feeling of collaboration between attorneys who often work far apart and who therefore only meet within an adversarial context.
I hope to continue this work over the coming two years and ask again for the support of those who voted for me in 2018.
I have been representing the Vermont legal community in the ABA House of Delegates for 12 years. First, as Vermont’s ABA State Delegate for 9 years from 2007-2016. Now, I am currently in my third and final year as a member of the Board of Governors, representing ABA District One (Vermont, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine). I am on the Board’s Finance Committee, and I chair the Board’s Subcommittee on Investments. I am also liaison from the Board to the Criminal Justice Section, the Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defense and the Standing Committee on Delivery of Legal Services.
I have served as chair of the House of Delegates Committee on Technology and Communications, vice-chair of the House’s Select Committee and as a member of ABA the Standing Committee on Science and Technology and the Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services. I was also on the council of ABA’s General Practice, Solo, Small Firm Division for two separate terms. Over the past 12 years, I have had the yearly privilege of attending ABA day with the VBA president, president-elect, and executive director, lobbying our congressional delegation to fund Legal Services Corporation and on other issues of importance to the ABA and the VBA.
I am currently the co-chair of the Vermont Bar Foundation’s Access to Justice Campaign.
I am devoted to both the Vermont Bar Association and the American Bar Association and to the important role of supporting the legal profession and providing service to the community. I am honored to be considered for ABA representative to the VBA House of Delegates.